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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Developmental Psychology
PGDipEdDevPsych

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas, and Postgraduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Developmental Psychology requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and shall have

(b) been awarded or qualified for either a Master of Educational and Developmental Psychology or a Postgraduate Certificate in Educational Psychology, having achieved a grade average of at least a B+, or equivalent; and shall have:

(c) completed at least 60 credits of Academic Board or delegate approved psychology courses including at least 45 credits at 200 level or higher; and

(d) met all requirements as set by the New Zealand Psychologists Board for registration as an Intern Educational Psychologist; and

(e) met the requirements as set down by the New Zealand Psychologists Board, in terms of good character and fitness to be registered; and

(f) access to a suitable psychology practice context and professional supervision for the duration of the programme, as approved by Academic Board or their delegate.

2. Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Developmental Psychology will be granted or withheld on consideration of the admission requirements specified under Regulations 1, a Police Vetting report and a selection process which may include a written application, interview, and written and/or practical exercises as may be determined by the Academic Board or their delegate.

Qualification Requirements

3. Candidates for the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Developmental Psychology shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) courses from the Schedule to the Diploma; and including:

(b) attending Contact Workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

4. The Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Developmental Psychology is awarded without specialisation.

Academic Requirements

5. Every candidate shall perform to the satisfaction of Academic Board or their delegate supervised full-time practical work for a period of one academic year, in accordance with the requirements of the courses included in the schedule to the diploma. In exceptional circumstances and only with the approval of Academic Board or their delegate, the supervised practical work may be completed half-time over two academic years.

Student Progression

6. In cases of sufficient merit, the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Developmental Psychology may be awarded with distinction or merit.

Completion Requirements

7. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Postgraduate Qualifications will apply.

8. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

9. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Postgraduate Diploma in Educational and Developmental Psychology

120 credits from

256.841 Applied contemporary practice in educational psychology 30 credits
P 256.854 and 256.855 C 256.844, 256.843, 256.846 R 186.841

256.843 Evidence-based practice in educational psychology 30 credits
C 256.841, 256.844 and 256.846 R 186.843

256.844 Competencies for Educational Psychologists 30 credits
C 256.841, 256.843, 256.846 R 186.842, 256.842

256.846 Professional Leadership in Educational Psychology 30 credits
P 256.754 and 256.755 or 256.854 and 256.855 C 256.843, 256.841, 256.844 R 186.842, 256.842, 256.845

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